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Celebrations recognizing Celtic roots and also traditions have long been prominent. From the stirring cry of the bag pipe to the dress of official tartan and kilt, wedding events based on aspects of Celtic custom can provide long lasting memories. Elements of these weddings can include part or all of the following:

Anam Cara - Actually, the Hearts other Half, this custom is a one-of-a-kind ceremony celebrating the creation of an ageless love now and forever more. This event of the aspects; to the Celts the 4 elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air were the foundations on which an effective connection were developed.

Anam Cara

This practice was adjusted as Christianity moved into the Celtic lands as well as continues to be a terrific way to include family and friends in your ceremony.

Handfasting

Handfasting - A ceremony going back to classical times, Handfasting is a practice of marriage prior to the accessibility of rings and also precious metals. The couple would take an item of cloth or rope and before their friends and families, state their love and purpose by reciting a couple of words and binding themselves with each other symbolically with the cordage. It is from this tradition we still refer to marriage as "tying the knot".

Oathing Stone -- What better location to place the promises of a life time as well as eternity than in the heart of a stone? The oathing stone is held by the groom and bride while their vows are recited, after that in some practices is tossed into a deep body of water to hold those pledges for evermore. Today that stone could be kept as a remembrance of this wedding.

Oathing Stone

The Quaich - Originally crafted from wood the double handled Quaich was a Scotsman's canteen, mess kit and drinking vessel rolled into one. King James of Scotland offered his betrothed Anne of Denmark a Quaich as a sign of his love for her during the wedding, from that point on the Quaich has been called the "loving cup". This beautiful ceremony communicates the true blessings of Kith and also Kin to the couple.

The Quaich

Pinning of the Tartan

Pinning of the Tartan - A bride is formally approved into the bridegroom's family with this ceremony. Usually the oldest female participant of the bridegroom's family provides a piece of the family member 's Tartan to the bride symbolizing she is now interwoven into all the behaviors of the clan.

The presentation of the family sword - The martial roots of the Celtic peoples focused on the defense of fireplace as well as home. This event is the acknowledgement of the male members of the new bride's household that they too now have a brand-new relationship and also a new brother in arms.

Family Arms

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